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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 53  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 692-695

Capnography Guided Awake Nasal Intubation in a 4 Month Infant with Pierre Robin Syndrome for Cleft Lip Repair-A Better Technique

Consultant, Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Sun Hospital, Cuttack, Orissa, India

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Pramod Patra
Sun Hospital, Tulsipur, Cuttack, Orissa
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PMID: 20640099

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This four-month-old Pierre Robin child was admitted for cleft lip repair with history of two failed attempts at intubation and subsequent cancellation of surgery. The capnography guided awake nasal intubation was considered as the child's parents were desperate to get the surgery done. A modified cuffless endotracheal tube was used with a capnography sampling tube placed within it. With the capnograph guidance the expiratory gas flow was followed to successfully intubate the child.This technique was found to be very convenient and helpful. The use of this technique in an infant has not been reported so far.

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